NigeriaDecides: Jonathan leads Buhari in Baylesa

Former Nigeria`s, President Goodluck Jonathan
Former president Goodluck Jonathan campaigning. Pic used to illustrate the story.

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken the lead in the presidential election results released so far in his home state of Bayelsa.

Results for five local governments have been released so far, and in all, Mr. Jonathan thrashed his closest challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Joseph Ajinka, a professor and vice chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, who is the state’s Collation Officer for the presidential election, told journalists on Monday in Yenagoa that results for Bayelsa State’s remaining three local government areas were yet to be collated.

He said the results of the Senatorial and House of Representatives elections would be announced after the presidential result.

Details of the presidential election in the five LGAs declared so far:
Kolokuma/Opokuma: total valid votes cast: 21, 070
PDP 20,633, APC 402

Nembe: Total valid votes cast: 31,600
PDP 30,950, APC 557

Ekeremor: Total valid votes: 61,507
PDP 61,012 APC 374

Yenagoa: Total valid votes cast; 47,973
PDP45,429, APC 462

Ogbia: Total valid votes cast: 51,292
PDP 50,754 APC 214

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